You Don’t have to dig a mote or bury traps for home protection. Installing security lights in Northern Kentucky is one of many ways you can keep your home intruder proof. There are many easy ways to protect your home without breaking your wallet. Here are just a few to get you started.
Make Sure Doors and Windows Are Secure
Many people make the mistake of not locking their door because they live in a safe neighborhood or maybe they feel locks aren’t much of a deterrent. Locks, however, do help. Burglars are looking for an easy mark. The first thing they’ll do, is test the locks and the doors to see how sturdy they are. If they feel it will be too hard, they might just pick a different house. Having exterior lights at the door helps deter intruders and helps keep you safe as you unlock the door.
Sliding glass doors are viewed as an easy target,too. The locks are usually not too secure and older sliding glass doors come off their hinges easily. Placing a stick or pipe in the track of the door will keep it from opening even if the lock is busted. Windows can also be an easy way in. You can make sure all your windows only open 6 inches by putting a dowel stick down the side track of the window leaving 6 inches free. Keep exterior lights on motion sensors around the perimeter of the house to help make an intruder uncomfortable. Don’t have large shrubs close to windows where an intruder could hide.
Having a dog, especially a yappy dog is a great way to protect your property. Thieves don’t want to attract attention or get hurt. If you don’t have a dog, put a “beware of the dog,” sign up anyway. When service people come to your house to work, make them wait until you put your dog (or pretend dog) away.
Place a “premises are protected by Xyz Company” by your drive. This will let any would be burglar know that your house may be under a security system. Burglars may wonder what you have that needs protection, but they will think twice before entering.
Install Security Lights in Northern Kentucky
Replacing outdoor lights with motion sensor lights will keep you safe without having lights on all night. They don’t require as much electricity as a security lamp or streetlight because they are not on all the time and usually they aren’t as big. Having Northern Kentucky security lights that come on when someone is in the target area, can light up any portion of your house or yard where you want to keep intruders away.
You can also install security cameras that capture movement at the doors or windows. Dummy cameras also work well if you don’t want to spend the money or time monitoring cameras. Most break-ins happen in the afternoon according to some reports. Seeing cameras in the daylight will cause a thief to pick another home. Having cameras near your exterior lights will do the same at night.
As you can see, thieves will pick the easiest target. They will avoid any house that is hard to enter or presents a threat of getting caught. It doesn’t always take an expensive security system to protect your house. Installing exterior lights and security lights in Northern Kentucky will do the trick.
Rose Brothers & Sons Electric would be happy to show you where to place security lights and how to better protect your home with the use of exterior lighting. There are many benefits to hiring a professional electrician to secure your premisis. If your interested in protecting your family, please give Rose Brothers & Sons Electric a call today.